Windows 10: Disk at 100% when booting up programs

Discus and support Disk at 100% when booting up programs in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Whenever I start a program my disk shoots up to 100%, it goes back down soon after, but that initial spike is effecting overall performance. For... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by ditoo, Aug 15, 2022.

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    Disk at 100% when booting up programs


    Whenever I start a program my disk shoots up to 100%, it goes back down soon after, but that initial spike is effecting overall performance. For example when I try to open Valorant a game I get hard stuck on 0-1 fps, if I restart the game it works just fine, the spike happens whenever I boot up anything from Opera to checking for an update. I tried everything I could to lower it. They work, but not for the initial spike. What can I do?For reference I tried factory resetting, I tried increasing processing power when plugged in, I tried disabling many things from antimalware stuff to superfetc

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    ditoo, Aug 15, 2022
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  2. 100% disk usage on boot up for at least 5 to 10 minutes

    Hi there, I did a clean boot as you suggested and the boot up time became considerably longer and although disk usage was 100%, this was only for a minute or so. The program at the top of the disk utilisation list this time though was service host:superfetch.

    However I then didn't disable anything in the services tab but disabled all the programs in the startup tab and restarted. This resulted in a very speedy boot up AND there was no 100% disk utilisation. I've done this several times enabling a couple of programs
    on startup and the disk utilisation is no longer 100%.

    It appears therefore as though it was some kind of conflict in the startup programs that was causing the 100% disk utilisation.

    Thanks very much for your assistance.
     
    Colin Smith 18, Aug 15, 2022
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  3. Disk working at 100%

    Hi everyone,





    I recently went through some steps online to be able to start my laptop in clean boot mode so that I can identify the problem why my desktop works 100% but when i started in clean boot mode i am still using 100% of my disk. I really don't know what to suggest. I already tried disabling Super Fetch but it tells me an error code: Error 87: The parameter is wrong.
     
    LynnetteSalter642, Aug 15, 2022
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  4. Disk at 100% when booting up programs

    High/100% Disk Usage on Win 10

    Have you tried a clean boot to determine the cause of the 100% issue? I have not done this yet, but this is the process I am referring to:

    Start your device in a clean boot environment, this way we can identify the program that's using up the disk capacity of the drive. To do this, we suggest that you follow the steps provided on this support
    article
    .

    In the clean boot environment, try to observe if the disk spikes to 100% usage. If not, proceed to the steps under the How to determine what is causing the problem after you do a clean boot section
    to pin point and remove the item that's causing the issue. Once you're done, follow the steps under Reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting to boot your device normally.

    Note: Click the drop-down arrow for Windows 10 to view the appropriate steps.
     
    Billy Dee Williams, Aug 15, 2022
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